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MT. VERNON CELEBRATES WASHINGTON’S B’DAY

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Did you miss yesterday’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: The REAL Greatest Generation: Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette? Then you missed something quite unusual. My guests, Nancy Hayward, Director of Educational Outreach for Mt. Vernon, Susan R. Stein, the Richard Gilder Senior Curator for Monticello and author of Lafayette: The Idealist General, Marc Leepson were informative and willing to delve into some of the unexplored aspects of character of our nation’s early leaders. I hope you’ll listen here on our pages or download the podcast from iTUNES FREE!

In the meantime, for those of you in the area here is some info you can use:

Mount Vernon Throws a Birthday Bash for George Washington!

Free Admission to Mount Vernon on February 18

George Washington’s 281stBirthday Weekend Celebration

February 16 and 17 (Sat and Sun, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

George Washington’s favorite breakfast was “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.”  Join “General Washington” for a sample of this meal (while supplies last) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Following the breakfast sampler, visitors can mingle with costumed characters from George Washington’s world.  This event is included in regular Estate admission: adults, $17; children ages 6-11, $8; and children under 5 are admitted free.

 George Washington’s 281st Birthday Celebration – Free Admission!

February 18 (Mon, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Celebrate the national observance of George Washington’s birthday by visiting his home and burial site FREE-of-charge on this day.  The traditional wreathlaying ceremony at Washington’s Tomb takes place at 10:00 a.m., followed by patriotic music and military performances on the Bowling Green.  “General Washington” is on the grounds to greet visitors and receive birthday wishes all day. Mount Vernon will introduce a new character program to George Washington’s birthday celebration this year.

Last Chance: View George Washington’s Acts of Congress

Rare Object on Display through February 18

 George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution, complete with his own handwritten notes, will be on display through Monday, February 18. This rare and fascinating volume contains a draft of the Bill of Rights and other records of the First Congress on view in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association captured worldwide media attention after acquiring the book at auction earlier this year. It will be permanently housed at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, which opens in fall 2013.

Monticello: Telling the History of Slavery February 22 + 23
Meet historians and museum professionals and engage in a talk about new developments in the area.

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello @ the Atlanta History Center Feb. 1 – July 7

FUEL FOR MORNING THOUGHTS…

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Good morning, everyone!

It’s show day and my plate is full, so this morning I will be brief.  We’ve got a great show for you today, The REAL Greatest Generation: Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette.  I know you are going to adore my guests. They are smart, they are interesting and they are passionate about their subjects. With me today, Nancy Hayward from Mt. Vernon, Susan R. Stein from Monticello and Marc Leepson author of  a great book on Lafayette.

Join me and my guests at 3 pm ET. You can listen right here on this page or via BlogTalkRadio here:  http://bit.ly/X2Px5Z.

Have a great day. “See you on the radio” at 3 pm ET.

Halli

 

FUEL FOR MORNING THOUGHTS…

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Good morning, everyone!

Today I’ll be prepping for tomorrow’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, The REAL Greatest Generation: Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette. So history buff that I am, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to immerse myself in the lives of three great men for the next couple of days, as I’ve been doing all week.

Tonight is the second State of the Union for President Obama. From George Washington to President Obama this country has come a long way baby, hasn’t it? As bad as things seem these days, it really has been a remarkable journey for a country that the Brits said never could happen, and at which too many in the world continue to scoff.

Yes, these are hard times, and our leaders appear to be less heroic in comparison to the men we will discuss tomorrow. The nation as a whole is more angry than inspired. Is it a leadership problem? This question and more we will discuss tomorrow with our guests, Susan R. Stein, the Richard Gilder Senior Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs at Monticello in Charlottesville, VA, Nancy Hayward Director of Educational Outreach at Mount Vernon, and Marc Leepson, author of the book Saving Monticello and Lafayette.

Join me and my guests 3 pm ET. You can listen right here.

Have a great day!

Halli

Today’s reads:

THE SURPRISING GEORGE WASHINGTON

GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE RELUCTANT PRESIDENT

THE DARK SIDE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON

STATE OF THE UNION HISTORY: WHY JEFFERSON HAD THE RIGHT IDEA

WASHINGTON AND LAFAYETTE

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